The Vice President spoke against bribery today May 15th when he declared open the anti-corruption conference tagged “Collaborative Approach to Eradicating the Evils of Corruption in Nigeria.’’
While speaking at the conference, Osinbajo said that in spite of the high oil revenues in Nigeria’s history, debt doubled and poverty figures rose as a result of the endemic corruption that has plagued every sector in the country. He said the Buhari administration is aware that it has not won the war against corruption which is one of the cardinal campaign promises of the administration. He however noted that many of the agencies in this administration have shown their support towards the war against corruption.
“Corruption in the issuance of contracts , licences and other government approvals. There is no reason why any Nigerian should have to give bribe to law enforcement agents for obtaining drivers licenses or passports, or to clear goods at our ports.
All the relevant government agencies have shown a serious commitment to eradicating these forms of corruption; our next level is to create the environment for collaboration between our agencies, civil society and other stake holders.’’ he said